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Roxbury Community College Hosts Second Annual Roxbury Rocks” Music Festival


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Roxbury Community College (RCC) is pleased to present its second annual Roxbury Rocks Music Festival on Saturday, July 18, 2015! The festival will be held on the campus of RCC at 1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury Crossing in Boston from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. The outdoor music festival will run from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, while the indoor concert and awards ceremony will run from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.


The outdoor festival will feature music, dance, food trucks, free ice cream, balloons and face painting. There will also be a new activity for families this year: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will have a table where families can make mini-accordion books. The outdoor activities will be held in the courtyard between Building 2 (the Administration Building) and Building 3 (the Academic Building).  On the roster are the following performers:

  • Albino Mbie of Mozambique. He is a guitarist, vocalist, composer, producer and engineer; 
  • Tony Chambers, a saxophone player specializing in Jazz; 
  • Joseph Mosby, spoken word artist and RCC student; 
  • The reggae band, King-I; and,
  • OrigiNation, a noted Boston dance company.

Mistress of Ceremonies is Bonnie Johnson, producer and host of the WICN 90.5 FM radio program Colors of Jazz.


The indoor concert and awards ceremony will be held inside the Media Arts Center.  This portion of the festival will feature music by headliner Wannetta Jackson, and RCC’s Second Annual “You Rock” Awards, which are presented to community leaders who have championed RCC and the Roxbury community.  This year’s honorees include:

  • Jane Cloutterbuck, founder of RCC’s popular Nursing Program;
  • Melvin Miller, founder and publisher of The Bay State Banner; and
  • Kathe McKenna, founder of Haley House, a beloved anchor in the neighborhood of historic Dudley Square.

Festival partners include Ben & Jerry’s, Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, The Bay State Banner, WICN, the Museum of African American History, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Roxbury Community College Foundation. 


Free parking is available for the duration of the festival in lot 1, located on the corner of Columbus Avenue and Cedar Street.  For directions and a map of the parking lot, please click here.


Additional information on the outdoor line-up will be posted to this website in the near future.  Please contact Director of Marketing and Communications Jordan Smock at jsmock@rcc.mass.edu with questions or to obtain additional information on Roxbury Rocks 2015. 


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